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What does Missy mean?

Missy Pronunciation of Missy [mis-sy] as a girls' name. Short form of Melissa or Millicent. Pop singer Missy Elliott.


Missy has 1 variant: Missie.

8 more related forms via Melissa, Millicent: Lisa, Lissa, Malissa, Melisse, Melly, Milli, Milly and Molissa.

Creative forms:
(female) Mesy, Missi, ..

(male) Miscoy, Misuse, ..

Middle name pairings:
Missy Jazmyn (M.J.), ..

How popular is Missy?

Missy is a very prominent first name for females (#1241 out of 4276, Top 29%) but an uncommon last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Missy entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its apex rank of #663 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, but is not found in the list at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Missy name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Missy outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related girl names. Melissa (#253 a year ago), Lisa (#749), Missie, Milly, Millicent, Malissa and Lissa are the popular variation forms of Missy listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Melisse, are uncommon. Adoption of these forms of Missy was widespread in the 1970s (average #1068) and is now significantly less (#1625, 98% less usage), with versions like Lisa becoming somewhat dated.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Missy, Lisa, Lissa, Malissa, Melissa in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Millicent, Milly, Missie in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Lisa, Melissa outside U.S.

Similar Names

Missy is alike in pronunciation to Macey, Macy, Maicey, Maicy, Maisa, Maisee, Maisey, Maisie, Maisy, Maysa, Mazey and Mesa. Other recommended names are Bessy, Cassy, Cissy, Crissy, Essy, Gipsy, Issy, Jessy, Kassy, Kessy, Krissy, Lissy, Micky, Mindy, Minny, Minty, Misha, Misti, Misty, Mitzy, Nessy, Prissy, Sessy, Sissy and Tessy. These names tend to be less frequently used than Missy.

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